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Doc Enjoys The Philly Steak And Cheese From Grease Monkeys Sports Bar And Grill

April 5th, 2024
Doc Enjoys The Philly Steak And Cheese From Grease Monkeys Sports Bar And Grill

While I’d love to get under the hood here and unscrew all the bolts, this Philly Steak and Cheese offering from Grease Monkeys Sports Bar and Grill is quite possibly my Eleanor of sandwiches. Tonight I sat down at the bar and fell in love with this juicy, tasty, drool inducing Shelby GT 500 of a sandwich. I honestly tried to stop myself , but like a high school boy on his third date I didn’t even have a chance to unbuckle before I finished. Even the seasoned fries had me hollering for more. Don’t tell my wife, she was at home cooking meatloaf for everyone else. Your friend in... Read More

REVIEW: You’ll Want To Start A Torrid Affair With FoodAffair, Doc Kaalberg Says

March 8th, 2024
REVIEW: You'll Want To Start A Torrid Affair With FoodAffair, Doc Kaalberg Says

It’s a quite cloudy morning. My kids are choosing pillows and snoring over an early breakfast with their dad. Giving me the chance to try something new. For months I’ve heard of the genius minds behind the FoodAffair . But I’ve quietly sat behind my desk and computer screen and contemplated my first trist with the much talked about Eggs Benedict. If this were a Sunday I may stay for mimosas, or maybe some waffles. However today my mind and heart are set. Walking into the restuarant it feels very open and warm. A faux fireplace adorns the walls and a wide open view of the... Read More

In Honor Of National Pizza Day, Doc Offers His Slices Of Heaven

February 13th, 2024
In Honor Of National Pizza Day, Doc Offers His Slices Of Heaven

In honor of National Pizza Day. Here is a short list of my favorite pizzas in the QC. Current Favorite Taco = Bad Boyz Pizza and Pub – Moline Current Favorite Supreme/Humble Pie = Godfather’s Pizza Quad Cities Current Favorite Cheese = LoPiez Current Favorite Chicago Style = Maria’s Pizza Colona Current Favorite Triple Pepperoni = Totino’s  Read More

Doc Kicks Up Some Dust, And Coffee, With His Serve On KickServe Coffee

January 29th, 2024
Doc Kicks Up Some Dust, And Coffee, With His Serve On KickServe Coffee

Ma’am, So there I was sitting peacefully in my Jeep Cherokee, listening to Africa by Toto. Trying a sip from my daughter’s iced Cinnamon toast crunch frappe from Kick Serve Coffee . Just mellowing myself out before I head into the grocery store to see why my kids are taking so long. As I approach the front door, you cut me off. I’m talking to you random lady with spiderweb print tights on and a bright pink hoody… You stop at the trash bin next to the entrance and raise your Kick Serve logo’ed cup in the air and chug what looked like atleast 4 giant swallows. You... Read More

Doc Rates His Favorite Illinois And Iowa Restaurants Winter Edition

December 18th, 2023
Doc Rates His Favorite Illinois And Iowa Restaurants Winter Edition

My QC Favorites Winter Edition… Tacos by Adolph’s Mexican Foods Burritos by COYA’S CAFE Breakfast by The Diner Prime Rib by Chef Jeremy Duck City Bistro BBQ by Chef Stephen Dearborn Stevies Eatz Spicy Noodles by Eddy’s Snack Bar Burgers by Austin Floyd’s Burgers Beer the Uncommon Stout by Bent River Brewing Company Ice cream by Dairy Queen (Treat) Coffee by Wholly Grinds Coffee Shop Smoothies by QC FUEL Energy Drinks by Barkin’ Beans Coffee Co. Wings by Macstavern Davenport Family meals and Servers by Luli’s Fast Food... Read More

Coya’s Cafe In Moline Is A Magical Mexican Food Experience

December 13th, 2023
Coya's Cafe In Moline Is A Magical Mexican Food Experience

Pulling up to COYA’S CAFE , I see a grown man in the parking lot sitting quietly in his work truck. He catches my attention because I see him with a half-unwrapped burrito in his hand, and tears streaming down his face. I’m genuinely concerned, but I’ve yet to eat today and he looks like he wants to be left alone. Inside Coyas it’s like part candy store part kitchen of magical offerings. I ordered the Carna Asada Burrito and Carne Asada Tostadas. Wednesday is special for that burrito to get you through. A glass bottle of Mexican Coke, and an order up later I’m back... Read More

Iowa’s Crane & Pelican Offers ‘Food As A Time Machine,’ Doc Says

October 28th, 2023
Iowa's Crane & Pelican Offers 'Food As A Time Machine,' Doc Says

Coincidentally I spent October 26th, dining at The Crane & Pelican Cafe . You’re probably wondering what’s so important about October 26th? Was it the famed gun fight at the OK Corral? George Foreman winning the gold medal in Mexico City? The Village Voice publishing the first alternative news magazine, then going on to launch the careers of some of my favorite writers who would win three Pulitzer Prizes? All of these incredible historical events are worthy of celebrating at The Crane & Pelican. However, the most important date is October 26th 1985… The date that... Read More

Leo Says The Bean Tostada At Davenport’s MI Oaxaca Is Amazing

October 24th, 2023
Leo Says The Bean Tostada At Davenport's MI Oaxaca Is Amazing

I’ve been to Mexico, I’ve lived in Texas, I’ve saved 15% by switching my car insurance. This bean tostada served up MI Oaxaca is the most amazing thing I’ve tasted this week. You still have time to catch them at Marketplace at 2500 $4 and if you don’t love this, I’ll buy it off you (Minus 25 cents per bite taken.) seriously I’m for cereal. Welcome to the 10 out of 10 Club MI Oaxaca, so awesome. Your friend in food, Out to eat with Leo  Read More

Illinois’ Best Italian Restaurant? Doc Takes A Bite Into Mio Russo Sicilian Bar And Table

October 18th, 2023
Illinois' Best Italian Restaurant? Doc Takes A Bite Into Mio Russo Sicilian Bar And Table

It’s October 16th, 1972. I am a few years from conception. Although my favorite band CCR just broke up. We won’t get into that history, but little did the rocking world know something magical was brewing up. Two guys named Kurt and Krist come up with the incredible idea to start a CCR tribute band. Fortunately It tanks. Although incredibly talented the two just can’t find the magic to pull it off. Today, I sat down at Mio Russo Sicilian Bar + Table at 2561 53rd Ave, Bettendorf. You’ll have to bear with me as I learn how to write these reviews again. Its been a minute.... Read More

Doc Gives Tribute To Mac’s Tavern In Davenport, Celebrating Its 89th Anniversary

October 9th, 2023
Doc Gives Tribute To Mac's Tavern In Davenport, Celebrating Its 89th Anniversary

Roughly 89 years ago Macstavern Davenport , opened in the heart of Downtown Davenport. What’s amazing is that minus the 30 cent dinner plates not much has changed. The tile floors, the vaulted ceilings the beautiful bar, and the warm invite is still there. On any given day you can stop in for a bite to eat, a pint to drink, or just a spot to sit down and rest your weary soul. I promise you, that you won’t leave thirsty, hungry or sad. Owners Gary and Sasha Rowland took on the task of care taking Mac’s Tavern almost 30 years now. I say that with endearment, something as... Read More